I didn’t realize until recently that the D7 end-of-life date got shifted to November 2022, but nevertheless, we’re starting to think about clients with Drupal 7 sites that will eventually need upgrades in order to continue receiving updates from Drupal’s security team. Thankfully, all of our builds in the past two or three years have been in Drupal 8, so the upgrade to Drupal 9 is less daunting, but there are several whose D7 sites we still maintain.
If others are willing to share, I’m curious how you’re handling this with clients and internally as development teams. We haven’t completely finished a D7-to-D8 (let alone D9) migration/upgrade yet, but the need to reassemble Views, recreate a public theme, and deal with non-automatic migrations for features like Paragraphs and Field Collections make this seem like a fairly lofty and expensive lift for some of our builds, especially for those clients with smaller budgets. Have you found any useful development tools or other strategies to cut down on the effort and/or cost needed for these rebuilds? Any particular recommendations on how to move forward?
Thanks for any thoughts you’re willing and able to provide!